Were you ever caught with a vehicle that has a dead battery and you do not have any spare batteries available?
This could happen to anyone. Sometimes, you wake up in the morning and find that your battery is dead because you accidentally left some of the lights of your car on and this consumed all the life of the battery. And a car with a dead battery could prove to be quite a problem especially if you are rushing to get to your responsibilities. However, with the use of jumper cables, you can jump start your car and bring your car back to life.
It is important that you familiarize yourself with how your vehicle works and you can read about this through your car owner’s manual. The manual would help you understand and know if your vehicle might get into problems if you attempt jump starting it.
With another car that has a charged battery, you can bring your own car’s battery back to life. Make sure that you pull the car with the charged battery right next to your car so that both batteries are close. But do not let the vehicles touch each other. And then turn the engines off for both vehicles and put the vehicles in park. Open the hoods of the vehicles.
Take out your jumper cables and attach the positive end to the positive terminal of charged battery and the other positive end to the positive terminal of your dead battery. Do the same with the negative jumper cable. Make sure that when you clamp them down that they are attached to a part where the current from the charged battery could run through or else your efforts would not be worth it.
You can now attempt to start your own car. Keep on adjusting the cables if the car would not start after each attempt. And when you get your car running, remove the jumper cables in reverse. Take the negative cables first then the positive ones.
Terry Brown is a 32 year old from Houston Texas, and an enthusiast for anything auto-related. He currently writes auto-related articles for several publications.